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Four principles of Modern Racism-Sexism

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Four principles of Modern Racism/Sexism o McConahays o Discrimination thing of the past o Group X pushes too hard, too fast, and into places where they are really not wanted o Both the demands and tactics that Group X uses are unfair o Social institutions are giving Group X more attention and status then they deserve Social sources of prejudice o Social inequalities and social dominance Unequal status breeds prejudice Social dominance orientation Motivation to have one’s group dominate other social groups Promote this orientation and justification See themselves as superior Ethnocentrism= tendency to believe that one’s ethnic or cultural group is centrally important and that all other groups are measured in relation to one’s own Leads to pride, vanity, etc. o Competition for resources Realistic conflict theory Limited resources leads to conflict between groups and results in prejudice or discrimination
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Unformatted text preview: Relative deprivation Feelings of discontent aroused by belief that one fares poorly compared to others People weigh possible losses more heavily than equivalent gains People respond more negatively to changes that are framed as losses “losing ground” o learning/socialization evolutionary psychology tendency to favor genetically similar individuals (survival mechanism) learned feelings, beliefs, and behaviors authoritarian personality traits of parents characterized by intolerance; submission to authority; harsh discipline; o conformity normative informational influence self censor o institutional supports institutional prejudice prejudicial attitudes that are held by the majority of people living in a society where stereotypes and discrimination are the norm intended or not, they often go unnoticed media • shows faces of men, bodies of women...
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